Le Fort I Low Maxillary

• transverse maxillary fracture (upper alveolus becomes separated from upper maxilla) typically caused by a low anterior-to-posterior force

FIGURE 8-3. Classification of Le Fort fractures: Le Fort I or Low Maxillary, Le Fort II or Pyramidal, Le Fort III or Craniofacial Disjunction.

• involves anterolateral maxillary wall, medial maxillary wall, pterygoid plates, septum at floor of nose

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